shiv wrote:LOL! Not at all. In fact what you said only reinforces my statement and Bharara looks even worse. Your defence of Preet Bharara is on the lines of the statement that Nazi soldiers who herded Jews into concentration camps were innocent of wrongdoing because they were following orders. The people who gave them orders were guilty. In other words the Nazi soldiers were unthinking automatons who simply and obediently did what they were told.
Shiv ji: Just like I am unable to understand the point you are trying to make, I think what I am saying is going past you (may be entirely due to my non-command of the English language). Let me put it this way - I am not defending anyone in particular - neither PB, nor DoS, not even DK.
My objection is to your over-generalization of PIOs (people of Indian origin in a non-legal sense - may be I better use PIOINLS) who are working/studying/living in US based on a sample of one (or two or three - if you want to include Jindal and/or Haley). This is exactly the same argument turned around on those who are generalizing the entire Indian social structure based on the one or two examples - DK, Krittika Biswas, and wasn't there the case of another Indian diplomat too?
Or is it simply the case that you perceive that they are over-generalizing and you are showing a mirror. Fine, say so instead of rehashing the same point in several different ways.
In any case I am concluding by the application of Godwin's law that you don't have any other argument to put forward. Here is a link in case people want to look up what the law is and it's applications and exceptions (under whose purview the US administration does not come - PB, or DOS or even President Obama).Godwin's law
There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself) than others. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.
No more from me and just in time too (now that SHQ is breathing down my neck to take care of the piles of papers strewn all over my study and desk and piles of books on the floor along with bits and pieces of electronics and cables)